Hobo Host review

This review cover a general impression of hobohost.com product features like reliability, support, data center, price & more. Brand #11808, listed since .

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-anonymous- (-hidden-)
Time Hosted: 1 to 2 years
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I bought a domain name and web-hosting with Hobo-host. They sent me the e-mail confirmation for the domain name and charged my bank for it. Then for a about two days, I find that I can't get my ftp to work, email or anything. So, I figure it's just the domain propagation that's taking a bit. I go and do a whois lookup on my domain, because I want to just check out the privacy features. Their web-site is no too good and does not explain how their domain privacy works. Sometimes a privacy service will still leave your name exposed, but for this domain I wasn't too worried about it and I figured for the price I could deal with HoboHosts lousy website. When I looked up my domain, it wasn't registered. It was still for sale. Yet I was assured that everything was right by Hobohost. Basically, they lied and never registered my domain name. They still tried to set the renewal for the same date I paid for it too, even though the domain wasn't registered on that date or at all. I bought the [read more...]
Hello there, I reviewed this account and can see that you were cursing and abusive towards the support representative that helped you with this matter. We by no means cheated you over the $11.25 for your domain name you purchased. As the support representative said, there was an issue with the API when we tried to negotiate the registration with the registrar. Unfortunately, bugs like this happen in technology and we did not question a full refund for a second. Your IP address was blocked from orders because we have no interest in attaining customers with an attitude and mindset like yourself. All of your services were inactive which gave us an opportunity to end any future business relationship.
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-anonymous- (sambwest@y...)
Time Hosted: 3 to 6 months
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Terrible Service
I have had multiple accounts with Hobo host for some time. Unfortunately their service is always going down. In addition their email has recently been completely broken. Upon reporting a problem their customer service staff are confrontational and unhelpful. Honestly - stay away.
Sam West,

Even though you violated our Terms of Service by registering multiple accounts under the names of clients of your own and tried to impersonate them, we still attempted to help you (or really YOUR client) with the issue regarding email forwarders. You never did follow up with us after we assured you it was working by setting up a forwarder that sent emails to our own account. The description of our service always going down I'm sure is related to the recent outages we had due to a serious DDOS attack on one of our shared IP addresses that we had to null route traffic to due to the extent of the attack. We have done many things to prevent such an outages in the future and worked diligently to resolve the attack just as we did to resolve the issue you had. We hope you'll respond to our support ticket response and either tell us the issue is resolved or help us diagnose any potential issue(s) remaining.

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vince web (-no email-)
Time Hosted: 3 to 6 months
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Hobohost sucks!
4 months as customer on hobohost floor plan. I use uptime monitor to monitor the downtime of some sites hosted there and for past 4 months without fail, there will be at least 3-4 outages per month that last on average 2 hours. One even lasted 4 hours. Well, I did not make noise. Come one day, I found that access to my websites are either sluggish, took extremely long to load or returning 508 error. Sent a ticket and the reply was most impolite and dismissive and simply push the fault to me, claiming that a wordpress vulnerability for past FEW days had throttled my wordpress sites and insinuating that it was MY fault for overwhelming their servers LOL! Conveniently ignoring the fact about the frequent and extensive outages for PAST 4 months. I had dealed with many hosting before. I can tolerate performance lapses, but not atrocious customer service. Sucks big time!
Here is our exact response to this customer:
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Over the past few days we have been being hit by Wordpress Brute Force attacks causing a substantial load on the server. These are directed at accounts that do not have any security around their wp-login.php page from these attacks. You can read more about them here:

Wordpress Article - http://codex.wordpress.org/Brute_Force_Attacks

Please secure your installations if you have any. You can see the full resource usage for your account under the link in the metrics section of cPanel. I see that you have been hitting the entry process limit 1,365 times in the past 24 hours. Having monitors for your site can cause spikes in this usage, as well as cronjobs or brute-force attacks as I mentioned before. I'll slightly raise these limits, but it is quite clear your account has been being throttled which would make the monitor believe they are down. Please take steps to protect your Wordpress login pages so that you [...]

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Floor Package featuresFloor Package - 3,000MB Webspace, 20GB Traffic, 10 MYSQL DB, 10 Emails, 10 FTP Accounts, 10 Mailing Lists, 10 Sub Domains, 10 Parked Domains, 10 Addon Domains, Frontpage Extensions, CGI Access, cPanel 11, Unparalleled Support!
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Bench Package featuresBench Package - 5,000MB Webspace, 40GB Traffic, 30 MYSQL DB, 30 Emails, 30 FTP Accounts, 30 Mailing Lists, 30 Sub Domains, 30 Parked Domains, 30 Addon Domains, Frontpage Extensions, CGI Access, cPanel 11, Unparalleled support!
Plan URL : http://hobohost.com/clients/order.php?step=2&pid=2
$3.00/mo. 5 GB40 GB
Box Package featuresBox Package - 7,000MB Webspace, 60GB Traffic, Unlimited MYSQL DB, Unlimited Emails, Unlimited FTP Accounts, Unlimited Mailing Lists, Unlimited Sub Domains, Unlimited Parked Domains, Unlimited Addon Domains, Frontpage Extensions, CGI Access, cPanel [...]
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Web Site Title: HoboHost - $1/month Cheap cPanel Host! - $11 For A Year!!
Website Description: HoboHost! Quality Cheap cPanel Hosting for only $1 per month or $11 for a year! We are the cheapest reliable host!
Country: United States
Targeting: United States
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ns2.hobohost.com - ( Hempstead )
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ISP Name / ISP URL: Network Data Center Host Inc. / ndchost.com
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"Got a $1 account with HoboHost yesterday. After I set up nameservers, the entire HoboHost site went down. Tried using different browsers and pinging, but no, the site is gone. Tried again today, this morning, more than 8 hours later, nothing still. I didn't get a chance to set up my site, so the only thing I've lost is the $3 I paid, but if this is any indication of the HoboHost service, I'm glad I found out now."
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Jason Stack (cyberpirate@l...)
Time Hosted: 6 mo. to 1 year
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I have been hosted by Hobohost.com now for about a year I think. And I've been pretty happy with the hosting so far. I currently have the Floor Package for a smaller site of mine and I have a VPS for my larger site. The price for the plans they offer are amazing in my opinion and you get what you pay for. As a matter of fact, I posted a ticket on Hobohost for 5 minutes ago and I already got my reply back with positive results. The support is amazing and the team is a happy bunch of people. The control panel they are using is cPanel which is the best one out there in my opinion.

Worth every penny!
Gregory Lyndall (glyndall@y...)
Time Hosted: 3 to 6 months
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I've been with this "HoboHost" company for 3 months now, and couldn't be happier! I started my hosting with them because they were so darn cheap, but little did I know the great support they offer! They have fixed my forums, databases, and other scripts multiple times when I thought all hope was lost! All this help was free! I used to have Bluehost, but they never wanted to help me with a single thing! HoboHost truly takes care of their customers, even though they seem to be a little comical with their advertising strategy! ;)
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